Pain and Fear

When you pinch yourself, hard, with a pair of needle-nose pliers, say, you can endure Herculean amount of pain. Enough to leave your nipples semi-hard for three hours with fancy groves running back to front. When Mistress Misery, however, applies the exact same amount of pressure you find yourself in incredible pain and utter “Mitt Romney” (which has been your…

Not Ready For The Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Not 

I’m Not Ready For The Apocalypse I always thought I was but, seriously, I’m not at all ready for the apocalypse. The first end of the world novel I read was Stephen King’s The Stand.  I was 13 at the time and fell immediately in love with the concept. Since then it’s stayed a very popular trope. There have been thousands…